My Safe Cutter
We bought one of these at a Pampered Chefevening for the local Brownies, honestly just to be able to buy something small and inexpensive, but now we have tried them out on the kids and think they're great.
It's a knife designed to help children practice cutting in reasonable safety.
The end is sharp enough to pierce apple skins, tomatoes, some cheese, but rounded enough not to take their wrists out (or fingers off) if they slip.
Obviously they should still be supervised using it.
We tried this with a few kids of different ages and skills. It was a real success. The serrated blade means children can saw back and forwards a little if they need to and don't have to therefore press down hard. Older children or more skilled children will find it slow and frustrating, but for a beginner working alongside a parent or carer, or making their own afternoon snack with supervision, we can recommend this knife.
Available from Pampered Chef website and agents.
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